7 days til Inauguration, baby!
The National Weather Service just issued this:
Wind Chill AdvisoryYeah.
Statement as of 3:38 PM CST on January 13, 2009
... Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 6 PM Wednesday to 12 PM CST
The National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan has issued a
Wind Chill Advisory... which is in effect from 6 PM Wednesday to
12 PM CST Friday.
Bitter cold is already in place across southern Wisconsin... though
winds should be relatively light tonight and not enhance wind
chills. However... as low pressure moves through the Ohio Valley
Wednesday and an Arctic high moves into the Dakotas... even colder
air and brisk northwest winds are expected by Wednesday evening.
An extended period of wind chill readings around 30 below zero are
expected from Wednesday night into Friday morning. In
general... winds will range from 15 to 25 mph Wednesday night as
temperatures fall to between 5 and 15 below zero. Readings will
likely fail to reach zero on Thursday despite sunshine and
northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph.
The Mercury will plunge to between 15 and 25 below zero Thursday
night along with 10 mph west winds. Readings will not be quite as
cold right along Lake Michigan where lows around 10 below zero are
A period of wind chill readings approaching 40 below zero is
possible from midnight Friday to mid morning Friday. Thus an
upgrade to a wind chill warning may be required in later forecasts
for portions of the area away from Lake Michigan.
Wind chill readings should rise above 20 below zero around midday
A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds
will combine to generate low wind chills from 20 below to 34 below
zero. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if
precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors... make
sure you wear a hat and gloves.
renface: What the hell? I was just attacked by kielbasa! It flew out of the freezer and landed on my foot!